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The Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier allows school administrators to have prior review and restraint on student publications. Now, there is no universal standard protecting the rights of a school newspaper in the United States.

In-depth: Speaking out around St. Louis

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 15, 2021

Teen pregnancy, divorce, tattoos. Each of these topics have been censored at a school within 40 minutes of KHS.  The Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier allows school administrators to have prior...

Most students in the US don't have full First Amendment or press freedom rights on campus.

The road to students’ rights

Grace Marcus, features writer February 8, 2021

In 1965, in the middle of the Vietnam War, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to school to mourn the lives lost on both sides of the war. The principal, learning of the students’ plans,...

While there is no published school board policy, KHS journalism is a First Amendment school by practice, allowing TKC writers to be the voice of Kirkwood students.

In-depth: Controversial freedom

Nicholas Whittington, features writer January 28, 2021

Thirty years ago, a single student newspaper caught in the middle of a free speech showdown captured the attention of the entire nation. In 1990, Planned Parenthood reached out to 80 high schools in the...

Mary Beth Tinker advocates for Lynne Jackson's book about Dred Scott.

Heroes of the First Amendment

Maddie Meyers and Emma Lingo November 7, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case and the "Year of the Student Journalist." To recognize the decision and celebrate the First Amendment, the U.S. District...

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor January 17, 2018

KHS Journalism Adviser, Mitch Eden, and three KHS students will be traveling to Jefferson City to support the Cronkite New Voices Act on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018. The act, which will be looking to pass...

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

TKC Staff and January 12, 2018

On Jan. 12 1988, the decision that would change the fate of high school journalists around the country took place at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor...

New Voices for student journalists

Camille Baker, Chloe Hooker, and Zac Clingenpeel November 17, 2017

Every three weeks, the racks in the KHS hallways are restocked and the scent of freshly printed magazines fills the editor’s office in the south journalism building. As students enter the doors on...

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Camille Baker, editor-in-chief November 8, 2017

Her curled blonde hair bobbing as she walks down the English hall carrying stacks of graded papers, Katie Meyers hums a song that has stuck with her for more than 29 years. ‘I’m alive, awake, alert,...

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